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Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) Project Funding Opportunity - 8/8/22

  • 1.  Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) Project Funding Opportunity - 8/8/22

    Posted 08-08-2022 14:51

    Hello Association Executives - The National Council is excited to announce a funding opportunity for our state association members and their partnering organizations. The Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) project has opened its 2022-2023 application.

    About BHECON

    The Behavioral Health + Economics Network is a vehicle for uniting diverse stakeholders to strengthen state behavioral health delivery systems. Led by the National Council along with its state association partners, BHECON optimizes public visibility through state forums and educational advocacy events, and uniting diverse groups in data‐driven dialogue around educational advocacy.

    The National Council initiated BHECON in 2016 and has since engaged twelve states in investing in a strong behavioral health safety net. This year, BHECON is focusing its efforts on addressing the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice from a five-step approach: 1) Prevention from Entering the System, 2) Pre-Entry, 3) In the System, 4) Re-Entry, and 5) Preventing Recidivism.

    In 2022-2023, the National Council is continuing BHECON with states' efforts and is soliciting applications from its state association partners and members to participate in the next iteration of this initiative. BHECON activities will be generously supported this year by Otsuka and Johnson & Johnson.

    Apply Today!

    Read and review the Request for Applications for additional information about the project. The application deadline is August 24, 2022, at 8:00 ET. If you have questions, please contact Aaron Polacek below and at

    Thank you - Keisha

    Aaron Polacek
    Manager, Policy & Advocacy, State Initiatives
    Policy Department
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    1400 K Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005
    Direct: (202) 350-0249

    Keisha Pitts
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Washington DC